I recently came back from a great vacation. Since then I have tried to decide what made it so great. I went on a cruise through the Inside Passage in Alaska. The scenery was great and my friend and I had some really nice shore excursions. The best was a sight seeing tour on a float plane, definately fabulous.
But I think the part that made it so great for me was the intermittent nature of it. We would have days in port where we were busy, alternating with days of relaxtion "travel by lawn chair", as my friend and I said. I got a lot done on my counted cross stitch project. I finished the book I was reading and started a new one. And I know my friend got in several naps. I liked not having to pack up every night or even every few nights and get reestablished in a new location.
I know when I was younger I thought a vacation spent at home was a waste. Now I think it is a treat. So am I just getting older? I enjoy time to relax and persue whatever my interests are. I still enjoy traveling to far places but maybe not with the same intensity as when I was younger. I remember trips spent in various other locations where almost every minute was planned. I think for me something in between is the best.
What about you? What do you think makes a great vacation?